This interdisciplinary group concerns itself with the body as a source of creative material and notions of embodiment in cultural contexts.
Creative Corporealities responds the University’s theme of Creative and Cultural Industries, investigating how disciplinary practices engage and effect a body that is generative of creative processes. Attendant to this is a critical corporeal turn that critiques the divide between mind/body, in philosophical and other discourses and the possible crossover into studies in the field of Somatic Practices , well-being, and Cognitive Studies.
In terms of practical and artistic interests, Creative Corporealities brings together the work of researchers in choreography, performance making, embodied pedagogies, vocality (the voice that ‘writes itself’), somatographia (the body that ‘writes itself’) and the emerging discourse of Creativity Studies. Given the interest in Practice-based PhD applications at our university, it is anticipated that this group, with its focus on body-centred practices, processes and ways of writing about them, will be the ideal environment to many prospective candidates and new researchers. The Group will also exist in a complementary arrangement with other practice-based research groups.